Food: Crêperie Brocéliande – Paris, France

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Crêperie Brocéliande – Paris, France. January 2015.

On the search for some good, cheap, neighborhoody crêpes (like Crêperie Josselin which we tried in 2013), we now ventured beyond Montmartre to try Crêperie Brocéliande, a tiny place in a cute little street, with more than a few tourists lined up inside.

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The street where it’s on

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Food: Angelina – Paris, France

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Angelina, Paris, France. January 2015.

I had only ever tried the pop-up Angelina shop inside Versailles (by the Petit Trianon), and we were limited to pastries and hot chocolate then. So when we found ourselves shopping near the area of the Angelina in Paris, we made sure to squeeze in a lunch before continuing on our shopping/sightseeing.

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Inside, the space was nice and very French, albeit with a tourist too many.

Architecture in: Paris, France

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Paris, France. January 2015.

Paris is teeming with design, from french baroque to art nouveau, to art deco and gothic, and all sorts of quirky in-betweens and more. Unlike a lot of Spanish cities whose architecture I’ve been trying to understand (it’s an ongoing debate with me), Paris seems to be able to bring all these styles together in a much more cohesive way, while able to retain its indubitable Parisian identity.

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Food: Frenchie – Paris, France

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Frenchie Restaurant Bar à Vins, Paris France. January 2015.

A tiny but rustic space in some side street where you wouldn’t think they serve good food and wine, Frenchie turned out to be a great place to eat, drink, chat, and be amongst the locals (although being Asian really makes it hard).

Estates: Château de Fontainebleau – Fontainebleau, France

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Château de Fontainebleau, France. January 2015.

Although not as glittering and well-kempt as the more famous Palace of Versailles, the Château de Fontainebleau has a somewhat haunting sort of charm. It might be because there are fewer people milling about, which actually allows you to stick around long enough to appreciate the rooms and everything, or maybe the semi shabby-chic state of the palace lends to it that sort of feeling of having come from some bygone era.

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It’s kind of a photographer’s (or Instagrammer’s) dream, because look at all these tourist-free shots.

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